Here's some of the more interesting tweets about the latest developments at Mediaworks, including the resignation of CEO Mark Weldon and newsreader Hilary Barry. The most recent tweets are first.
"Please join me in welcoming our new CEO, Julie Christie."
You're off ya face if you think the departure of Mark Weldon is going to make things any better for old media or tv journalism.
Mark Weldon, and this Twitter jubilation, it's like tapping in to what sports people must feel when they win, but for nerds.
The Weldonfreude might be getting a little out of hand.....
Plot twist: Mediaworks bring in a far more ruthless and profit hungry CEO, only ousting Weldon due to having expent all personal capital.
Rumours that TV3 newsroom indulging in a "Ding dong the witch is dead" sing along are entirely unfounded and probably true #Weldon
Tune in to @CheckpointRNZ at five to hear John Campbell report on Weldon's resignation. Watch online to get the full beam smile.
oh my god is newshub going to lead the news with weldon's resignation? Will hilary and mike be able to keep the glee from their voices?
Just when you think the day can't get any worse you're endorsed by Rachel Glucina. #prayformark
I'm definitely going to watch Newshub at 6 tonight, the first ever TV news bulletin where both anchors are intoxicated.
We now know that 3 News missed a trick by renaming itself Newshub and not Newsy McNewsface.
How long till Steven Joyce sends Mark Weldon in to 'fix' Radio NZ..? #nzqt
A total lack of empathy, EQ and self-awareness, delivered with death-stare eyes and a fixation with wine. Mark Weldon was the perfect CEO.
.#NZPol still faces foreign media ownership no charter regs underfunded public media, gallery not policy journos lead politics reporting
So I hear Weldon has stepped out of the way so Trump now has a clean run against Hilary Barry in the election!
weldon is getting leaving drinks except it's everyone celebrating at different bars without him
I've sent champagne to newsroom. Here's to you, 3News. X
Weldon to take over NZ Post. Plans to replace posties with road cops.
I try my best to only say nice things about people. So today silence might be the best option.
Congratulations to all of the brave execs at TV3 who stood up to Weldon and @Hilary_Barry for being the tipping point at great personal cost
Seriously though, they should give Mark Weldon @ScoutNewsNZ as a farewell gift.
Weldon Bizschool BUS101 1 Get CEO job 2 Attack best assets 3 Borrow for new liabilities 4 Destroy shareholder value 5 Get payout 6 Quit
Hilary for CEO. #mediaworks
The #Mediaworks CEO resigned citing "personal cost" - Did he consider how other leavers have felt? Pondering reflexivity and management.
Rachel Glucina @RachelGlucinaNZ
Goodbye Weldon. Don't trip on the ruins you created as you leave.
It's definitely a karma day
did a little yell of joy in montreal. a lady said, "what happened" & i said, "mark weldon resigned". she said "who" & i said "some asshole"
Goodbye Mark Weldon. It's been.. real.
There are literally people hugging each other in the MediaWorks newsroom right now
Previous tweets about Hilary Barry departing TV3
Newshub is losing one of the good ones. Seriously @Hilary_Barry , you'll be missed.
Damn it @Hilary_Barry If some newsreader had to tell me the world was going to end, I'd want it to be you. You'd give it heart & panache.
@Hilary_Barry A class act in every sense.
As a Mediaworkser I am really sad, really very sad, concerned, disturbed, upset and really a bit sad to hear you are leaving @Hilary_Barry.
Hilary Barry is a national treasure & will be so missed. When she cried after the clip package for @JohnJCampbell it was a punch in the [heart]
@Hilary_Barry a consummate professional, with the biggest heart in TV news. I'll always remember your kindness and camaraderie x
Hilary Barry - beside being great at her job and a certified Good Person - was the oldest woman in television news. She's 46 years old.
I feel sorry for all the people who see "Hilary Barry" trending and think that she's dead. She's not dead. TV3 is.
New Zealand has had fewer better newsreaders or journalists than @Hilary_Barry. It's as simple as that.
I'll never forget watching @Hilary_Barry anchoring the ChCh earthquake coverage. Finest bit of TV journalism NZ has ever seen.
Noooo!!! So very sorry that @Hilary_Barry is leaving TV3. I admire her so much.
When your top newsreader, sportscaster, current affairs presenter, and News Director all quit within a year - something is very wrong @TV3nz
Simply the best. @Hilary_Barry
In a field full of dominant, opinionated men @Hilary_Barry has been the elegant intelligent voice in the room & a positive female role model
@Hilary_Barry is one of the very best in the business. She's fierce and funny and a huge loss to our industry. Sad day.
But so looking forward to The @Hilary_Barry Show! Make it so, universe.
Get fuckin Weldon on the phone, the PM has a few choice words about his management style. Useless cunt wasn't sposed to lose Barry.
It's with a heavy heart that we have to tell you that @Hilary_Barry will be leaving us in a month's time. We love you Hilary.
Aargh @Hilary_Barry Very sad to hear you're going, what a loss for TV3
Hilary Barry set to be replaced on TV3 by snackable content.
I can't even begin to thank you for everything you have done @Hilary_Barry. You are one incredible human being. I count myself very lucky x